To support student engagement, simulation-based learning experiences attempt to approximate clinical reality as closely as possible. However, achieving a high level of realism can be expensive and difficult. Research in simulation suggests that realism is a multidimensional concept that has varied application based on learning objectives. This session will define fidelity and the types of simulation fidelity. Through a case-based approach, fidelity principles will be applied to activities with varied learning objectives.
Learning objectives: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Define the types of simulation fidelity: physical, conceptual, and emotional (or psychological).
2. Contrast fidelity priorities based on the learning objectives of the experience.
3. Describe the importance of establishing the ‘fiction contract’ between learners and instructors that explicitly acknowledges the fidelity of the experience.